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: barak, california. gaithersburg, maryland. republican, steve. caller: looking forward to reading the book. i have to tell you as a moderate republican, i thought cheney was a good congressman. i thought he was a fantastic secretary of defense and the gulf war and i would argue one of the worst vice-president we have ever had. very disappointed. i voted first term for him, and the second, unfortunately because of him. i will be interested to read his book to see what his take is. so far from what you have been reading from the reviews, this seems like a guy who was always good and blaming everybody else for failures of the bush administration. host: go ahead. finish up, steve. caller: when of the previous callers -- we are entitled to our own opinions and not entitled to our own facts. the iraq war when it comes to the facts, i have yet to see facts about weapons of mass destructions. i still think we should have gone in regardless. but a previous caller, a fellow republican, the valerie plame story, that there was no connection between him. you can stretch and say there was no di
. >> thanks joanne. thank you for the call. we'll go on to steve in reno, nevada. independent line. go ahead, steve. steve, you on the air? we'll try one more time for steve. we'll go to darlene, dayton, ohio. democrats line, go ahead. one more time for darlene. caller: i am darlene. host: go ahead. caller: i am about a c-span viewer. what i'd like to say is i've watched a lot of what's going on c-span and i've heard no one, i mean absolutely no one talk about jobs. all they are doing is simply bashing our president. i would like to hear someone say something about what's going on. i look at the crowd in this audience, and i'm sure i can atest to the fact that the majority of the people there are as much out of work as i am. how they can sit there and bash the president when they are as much out of work as i am, i do not understand it. i don't understand. why can't they come together? why can't we do something to help the american people? myself included. host: darlene, thanks for the call. what do you take away? caller: the first caller raised a good point which is there are other candidate
. it is hosted by the brookings institution. part of the feature is steve barnett. when you publish something inside, they have a communications department that used to be in the gestapo. they completely control you. we planned it this event, we had arrangements under way. they told us we could not tell anybody that there was even an article in science that was in any way involved in this event until wednesday at 2:00. -- i am sorry, thursday at 2:00. then they would not let us give the members of the panel a copy of the article until friday morning. i spent part of this weekend writing a letter to the c i a highly recommending that they send somebody over to science so they can learn how to truly guarded their secrets. these guys are amazing. they did help us in some ways. it was a struggle. let me start by apologizing to the panelists, especially to steve. i know exactly how to make sure that this event gets zero coverage. the way to do it is emphasized that this is a very positive story. about a $7 billion program that unrolls 9 million preschoolers. in washington, could stories do not sel
in the capital, tripoli. he made the statement over the broadcast radio. right now, we will hear about what steve forbes, the president and ceo of forbes magazine, thinks about the economy. of washington journal" continues. host: on the screen is steve forbes, president and ceo of " forbes." two-time candidate for president. the headline out washington -- deficit hole will remain gaping, according to the cbo. what do you make on the latest news on the economy? guest: well, it is obviously disappointing. i think the u.s. economy is doing better than expected in the second half. not quite as pessimistic as others. steel orders are up, rail traffic is up and durable goods orders are up -- that news came out yesterday. equivalent to an automobile, 10 miles an hour in the first half and now going about 30 or 35 miles in the second half when we should be on an open highway doing 70 or 75 miles an hour. we are moving but at a very glacial pace given the severity of a recession. usually out of a sharp downturn we get a sharp upturn. we have not had that here. host: unemployment is going to be -- remain u
the years. here is one of the most distinguished national security advisers. steve also was the co-leader with bill. , with an assessment on a defense review. izturis at a time when we knew there were fiscal issues, but the deficit debate was far further from the november debate. what we would like to do this morning is began by posing some questions to each of the analysts. we have television coverage today. when we go to the crowd, please identify yourself. be specific about who you are addressing your question to. i want to begin -- i think a number of reasons, the broad perspective on this recent deal is important to understand, before we get into the specifics of what its implications might be or should be or should not be regarding the national security budget. if you could begin, alex, on the deal. a short explanation. even though there has been a lot overscussion, what happenes the next few months with the current deal? >> first, how did we get here? we got into this dreadful, awful, outrageous process with the debt ceiling, an artificial crisis, and no one concerned -- no
their teens risk of substance abuse than anyone else. a word of appreciation -- i would like to thank steve wagner, the president of qev analytics and in his work developing the survey and analyzing the data as he has done for many words and to kathleen woods-king who worked with steve. let me go to the slides and take you through this in more detail. every year we have survey advisers who give us -- who review our survey, review our questions, review our analysis. this year we did 12 nationally representative surveys. one was by telephone as you can see about half boys and half of girls and one over the internet about half boys and half girls, a little more boys, and of the parents of about 500 of the parents of those boys and girls. each year we asked teens what are their top concerns. as you can see, drugs, tobacco, and alcohol along with social pressures which include pressure to smoke or drink or use drugs are clearly their top concern. we asked parents the same question. we ask what they think their teens' top concern is? very few of them responded the same way. on to social networki
to tell the story. first, a member of the research committee and steve and i did a thing called investing on children. we are just about out of copies, but it is available on our web site if you would like to have a copy. none of the papers exceed 300,000 words, which is three good when it is also dollars. he is going to give an overview with special attention to headstart, and he concludes headstart is underperforming. the obama administration has proposed a provocative and well- thought-out reform and based on recommendations of the committee for read designation hryvna 4 re-designation, -- recommendations of the committee for re-resignation, and she will describe headstart reforms, and then after these presentations, we are going to have recommendations from a panel people. we have had a long history as practitioners. first, the head of the national association for education of young children, who was also a member of the re-designation committee. our next guest is here from the university of chicago and is one of the most accomplished people who have defended head start on the basis o
controlled too much. steve is on the air from detroit. caller: women at work in industries represented by unions make the same pay for the same job as men. we need more union representation in this country. unions are not a bad thing. guest: i would endorse that view. we have large numbers of women in jobs in home health and home care. people come in and help disabled folks get ready for the day or take care of the fragile elderly. these jobs are extremely low- paid. the only way we have been able to make any progress at all is when the workers have been able to organize. they are able to do that in california. that makes a huge difference in the dignity and pay of the job. immunized -- in unionized workplaces, women are paid the same as men. at women rising into management ranks and halt that has changed. guest: this is a fascinating movement. this reflects the percentage of managers who are women. you can see it's pretty massive jump -- you can see a pretty massive jump between 1970 and 1990 and then a flattening. the jump coincided with a large jump in labor force participation by w
was steve forbes and in 1995, the winner was bob dole. a look at the campaign calendar -- the announcement of governor perry officially in the race and next up is the florida republican holding a debate in a straw poll that will take place in late september, 22-24. the iowa caucus is set for september 26 next year and that will be followed by the new hampshire primary on valentine's day. julie, republican line, lake erie, illinois, go ahead. caller: i would like to know why cspan missed the first three people yesterday. they totally mr. ron paul as being second. there was so much enthusiasm in iowa for ron paul. we need to get out of this war kand bring our money home to the united states and take care of our debts here. host: he was listed as a close second to rep michelle bachmann. the minnesota republican got 4823 votes. brownstone, mich., welcome to the conversation. caller: i have two little comments to make. everybody is talking about health care and we will get health care and we have to pay for health care. i want somebody to think about something -- i am social security disabled a
, a real fantasy few days. it is the best of politics, the best of iowa, and the best part about it, steve, is temperatures are well below 100. as you know, it can get really humid out here. >> and we'll all remember that in january and february when the caucuses get underway. >> to paraphrase it elvis -- she is in the building. sarah palin is at the state fair as we speak. what is termed motivation? >> it is a great question. i think we are all trying to figure it out. i always thought it was a fool's errand to get into sarah palin's head. she may want to run still. but there is no question she definitely wants to be part of the conversation. she does not want to be forgotten. it could mean a very unconventional candidacy or somebody who wants to be a player in the course of the primaries. >> the straw poll will take place on the campus of iowa state. nine names on the ballot. six actively participating. >> the big question is who shows up. what is the universe? will it be 10,000 people or 20,000 people? four years ago you had 14,000. if it is less than that, i think you have to look for
by a very prominent democrat in the state of nevada, a very strong backer of harry reid, steve wynn, a very successful businessman. on a conference call with other business leaders, he really did the president and the democratic party for not being serious about creating jobs. indeed because spending and get your fiscal house in order in order to encourage business to get off the sidelines and start investing in creating jobs and growing their businesses. if they cannot do this because this administration's policies have been failures. it was remarkable in the way that he castigated the president. host: governor. accepted $17 billion in stimulus money to help balance his budget. nikki haley of south carolina has accepted federal spending dollar. governor haley barbour of mississippi has accepted stimulus money. is it fair to press the size the president when the states have except that the spending money? guest: that is an outstanding question and it will be held against them. is there some hypocrisy in it? i do think that on balance, conservative governors, whether rick perry or scott walk
? caller: i have to agree with you steve and both democrats and republicans are to blame but particular peeved at republicans who are now coming out and claiming they're true conservatives and concerned about the deficit and they kept on saying debt doesn't matter and this was proved and on the business. they pursued policy where they spent and gave us this brutal accounting where we were of the impression that the depressions but five hundred billion. this one came understanding that the deficit is actually a little over or well over a trillion dollars. and you can't trust politicians. they are in the business of spending it's so embarrass together listen to them from day to day. i wasn't born in america i came from jamaica and i know what this is now taking hold of jamaica from the united states america in terms of the income disparity and what it's going to do to the country and we see that trying to divide the country. it's unfair. if you earn 8% of the wealth in the country you should pay 8% of the taxes it's ridiculous people that earn 20% of the wealth in the country are paying g
for republicans. steve, you're on "washington journal." caller: good morning, gentlemen. how are you doing this morning? guest: good. thank you. caller: just a couple of different things. for one, if people do their home work, we need to start -- north rate is unemployment 3.6%. people need to get in there and look and see why it's 3.6% for one thing. this monte easing that -- monetary easing that everybody is talking about, why don't we call it what it is. it's inflation. we're inflating the money and stealing from the american people. it's not doing us any good at all. all of these big jobs, anything over $250,000 has to go to unions which is b.s. if we want to start getting this country back together, we have to get rid of the e.p.a. because they're stopping all of these jobs. i was talking to the painter the other day. said everything the e.p.a. is doing, he's going to be out of a job in three years because of all the restrictions and everything else they've been putting on. and everybody needs to start looking at it. it's not very good for this country. we're americans. we're not a eu
book on that position, historically in the united states. steve also was the coleader last year with former secretary of defense, bill perry with an assessment of the 2010th quadrennial defense review that seems like 100 years ago already in time so we time so we knew it fiscal issues the deficit debate was far different than in the aftermath of the n-november of a drug revolution when the tea party came to town and everything else happened has been subsequently what would like to do this morning is to begin by myself posing some questions to each of the panelists to frame the discussion and then of course go to you because we are fortunate enough to have television coverage today. when we go to the crowd, please identify yourself, wait for a microphone and ask a short question cannot be specific about who you are addressing it to if you would. i want to begin with alice because i think for a number of reasons that brought perspective on what this recent to accomplish is worth to understand before you get into specifics about its implications might eat maybe what they should be
about this. host: barak, california. gaithersburg, maryland. republican, steve. caller: looking forward to reading the book. i have to tell you as a moderate republican, i thought cheney was a good congressman. i thought he was a fantastic secretary of defense and the gulf war and i would argue one of the worst vice-president we have ever had. very disappointed. i voted first term for him, and the second, unfortunately because him. i will be interested to read his book to see what his take is. so far from what you have been reading from the reviews, this seems like a guy who was always good and blaming everybody else for failures of the bush administration. host: go ahead. finish up, steve. caller: when of the previous callers -- we are entitled to our own opinions and not entitled to our own facts. the iraq war when it comes to the facts, iave yet to see facts about weapons of mass destructions. i still think we should have gone in regdless. but a previous caller, a fellow republican, the valerie plame story, that there was no connection between him. you can stretch and say there was
if you don't. underpreparation never does anyone any good ." haymarket, virginia. steve, independent line. caller: it was much worse in isabel, but the disaster is in february when the cold front generators are shut down because of obama's repeal the laws of physics, reference in his comic book classes he took a harvard. host: republican, miami, good morning. caller: good morning. i want to comment, all my family is from new york and new jersey. yes, the storm -- my heart goes out to a lot of people that have had a lot of flooding and have to deal with a lot of disaster. i come from florida and we have to deal with this kind of thing during the hurricane season and you have to be normally prepared. this was a shock for a lot of people who not experienced anything like this. when i spoke to families in new york, i was so grateful it was not worse, i got a lot of pictures and trees and everything. as far as the government, it did step up, but at times we have to take responsibility for ourselves. there is a lot of hype about the evacuation of new york. my kids, my daughter and my mom were s
is specifically for steve hadley. we've been talking of your report, and i think if a understood correctly one of the recommendations was to increase spending on the needy and i would like to understand more about that. why specifically the navy and not the other branches and then i have part b which is, currently we have been talking about some of the other sort of non-defense foreign spending in terms of whether it's democracy promotion or foreign aid or that kind of thing. can you help us understand what he would increase or decrease in that portion of foreign budget? >> the navy is all about asia and if you look at over the next ten years the united states has a huge interest as does the rest of the globe and what happens in asia. if you look the projections for economic growth over the next ten years and alice is the expert on this is all asia all the time at this point in time. you have the emergence everybody talks about the major emerging countries, china, brazil, india. i call them the major surgeon companies -- countries, and the integration of china into the global system is a very
introduce to you the chair of our democratic congressional campaign committee, steve israel of no. >> thank you very much. the legislation to extend the debt ceiling may not have been a great deal but it is now a done deal. we are moving forward into august, we will spend august holding republicans in the house accountable for eight months of wrong choices for the american people in two areas, jobs and medicare. house republicans made a decision, they were willing to close down the government but they have not produced one single bill to open up small business in this country. not one bill to open up a small business and create jobs in this country. house republicans made a decision. they made a decision with the ryan budget, they made a decision 20 years ago when they said they would allow medicare to wither on a vine and they have been fighting that battle relentlessly every single day for decades. culminating in them being in the majority of the house of representatives trying to pass a ryan budget which would add $6,000 to the medical costs of senior citizens in order to fund corporate
the rebels are and what their agenda is. host: we will talk about that a little bit more with steve coming in about 15 minutes. who are the rebel forces and who is in that opposition government? the "washington times" on the oil situation in the country. the u.s. not likely to benefit from the drop in oil prices. the "financial times" story. here is that a headline on oil. l.i., n.y., republican. caller: i am so tired of listening to the u.s. going out all over the world helping other countries. it is a lovely, but we are spending so much money in ways. what many in the u.s. have no jobs. we have so many problems and such high debt and risk spending all of this money outside of the country. i hope we are helping these people with their money not ours. we cannot help all of these people. that is why we are in such a big troubles. it is nice to hate -- help these people, but they hate as anyway. host: here is another view. . -- viewpoint. we cut to a democrat in philadelphia. caller: i believe our role should decrease as far as involvement and increase more so towards these spectators. where
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to do that, steve takoma is that we want to do everything we can to recognize this is an international problem we need to get financed ministers together, to coordinate growth-oriented policies so we did not choke growth with these rising prices. the prices will take money out pockets of consumers. they will be spending less. we want to make sure no one reacts in an inappropriate way, and this learns the lessons of the 1970's. we did not want the central bank of england to start raising rates in anticipation that says gone to have an inflation impact. we want to coordinate this, and i would also have ready? i would not propose it yet -- since then by policies to ask congress to lower payroll taxes for employers and employees. i would be prepared to suspend the major budget cutting tax increasing initiatives we've been talking about in association with the debt limit, which we dealt with a couple of months ago. i would have them ready, because we did not aggravate an already bad problem. on the inflation side, there's no reason to think we're going to go into a 1970's problem. we now do
steve and peter for recognizing the importance of asia and air-sea battle. a lot of the challenges, however that are being faced, our air and space power. the u.s. being a stabilizing force in space, as you discuss some of your principles, how prominent will the considerations of the industrial base be to protect that give the u.s. that distinct and asymmetrical foreign policy freedom of action that relies upon global warming and surveillance that relies upon air mobility that rely upon our ability to have air superiority to reach out to touch the world and make effects were needed. >> before we get the response, ma'am, over to you. >> thank you for bringing up the balanced approach with asia. my question has to do with business. that is our whole focus. i believe the next battle will be economic, and right here in america. could you address why we are cutting the budget? would there be a purpose to build capacity among small businesses here, in defense of our own jobs, to protect jobs for veterans? in case the chinese come here and established companies here, with support with the
on our smartphone steve social media. we have seen a number of instances where use gangs have organized themselves by facebook and twitter, and local authorities are figuring out how to grapple with that, and the question is should restrictions be put on access to services in times of public safety situations? how do you feel about that? we'll put the c-span phone number is on the screen, and we will also invite you to use social media to join us. we will put your questions on the table. you mention that other localities are grappling with that. are there other instances you could site? guest: we have not seen the system-wide shut down the bart undertook, but cities are considering them, especially as with hurricane irene coming to the east coast, what to do to make sure these networks are clear and not used for nefarious purposes. both new york city and washington have discussed how they might use or shut down parts of the cell phone network to prevent imminent attacks. this is clearly on the table. the fact that they were able to do it so quickly shows there are plans in place for mos
on to win the election. steve forbes came in second. anderson thereabout 20,000 people there -- i understand there were about 20,000 people there, a record for the iowa straw poll. how do you win a the number of candidates. >> going back to 1999, there were a number of candidates, such as elizabeth dole, who withdrew shortly after the straw poll. there was tommy thompson, sam brownback, two examples of people whose campaigns did not continue after a disappointing straw poll performance. >> bob dole had tied and then went on to lose to bill clinton. >> and before that, dan quayle and dick lugar also withdrew from seeking the presidency. >> what can viewers expect when the gavel comes down at noon central, 1:00 eastern? >> it is going to be a packed house. we will kick things off with a short video. i will come out and make some short remarks. we will hear from our governor, our lieutenant governor, and approximately 1:00 eastern, all of the candidates will be on stage for a group photo so that the entire arena can see all of the candidates on stage at once. we will have a little video that ce
at all costs. the way to do that, steve, is that we want to do everything we can to recognize this as an international problem. wish to get the g7 finance ministers together to coordinate growth-oriented policies so that we do not jochoke with these rising prices. people will be spending less. we want to make sure no one racks in an inappropriate way -- we want to make sure no one reacts in an inappropriate way. we do not want the bank to start raising rates. we want to coordinate this. i would have ready -- we want to see what the impact is. i would have ready some stamina policies to ask congress to lower payroll taxes for employers and employees. i wld berepared to stand the major budget cutting and tax increasing initiatives we have been talking aut. i would not enact those now but have theready. on the inflation side, there is no reason to think we will go back into it 197's problem -- 1970's problem. with the globalization, there is great downward pressure. weave a weak economy here, a weakening economy in china and europe. i don't think that this problem is necessarily
congress about spending cuts. in 45 minutes, republican representative steve lott correct -- labourette on the federal aviation administration. there was a deal to resume full operation. then, a hearing on u.s.-mexico border security. later, a forum on political unrest in syria. >> the house of representatives has been off eight weeks already this year, including this week. did you get eight weeks of vacation this year? i did not. >> former "russia today close to host -- a "russia today" host takes a slightly more amusing take on the news. >> we are trying to figure out how to make news entertaining and informative again. it has dwindled. >> she will talk about her network and her show sunday night. >> defense secretary leon panetta says congress cannot balance the federal budget by just cutting discretionary spending, which includes the defense department. meeting with reporters at the pentagon, the secretary warned against automatic defense cuts that would be triggered by certain provisions of the debt ceiling bill. this is 45 minutes. >> good afternoon. this is my first press briefin
of the 2010 health care law. we will hear from steve larsen and california senator dianne feinstein. this is two hours and 15 minutes. >> in the decade before the bill was passed, premiums imposed a heavy tax on families and small businesses. premiums for families and employer-sponsored coverage more than doubled. small businesses cannot afford it and began dropping coverage. congress had to act. we did. we enacted reforms to attain this runaway premium growth. today's hearing will explore how those reforms are already protecting consumers. it is basic economics that one of these surest ways to bring down prices is through an open and tough competition. for the first time in our history, health reform applies this basic principle to the health insurance market. in 2014, americans in every state will be able to buy insurance in an exchange. small businesses will also be able to shop there also. a couple of weeks ago, the administration released guidance and gives states flexibility in designing the exchanges to meet the unique needs of their sentences -- citizens. it will bring trans
to step in to provide access, and what i have learned, and i have learned a lot, and steve has been a big help on this, because he is a conservative, and he is for ethanol. i had a little primer course from him, talking about making it a product that can actually compete in the market. i in the sky said in just about as bad as i have seen in promoting their products "snl, it is a boondoggle. it is an energy consumer. it is this and that." that may have been true when i was running against a loss of these back in the 1990's, but it is not true anymore, and so, i have stood up and said, i feel like i'm at an aa meeting. "i am rick santorum." i did because they did not make economic sense, but to the credit of the industry, they have done a lot to improve the efficiency and technology with ethanol. i knew i was on the right track what i said it was viable and al gore came out and said it was not. we are probably heading down the right path, and, in fact, i think it does have a role in the energy mix, but what i have said to them, which is what i have said to the oil and gas, be going to trea
michigan. caller: good morning, steve. thanks, c-span. everybody that works there. i have several points. i live in a small community. we have a town probably 20 miles from here. they are going to be building a factory that produces surgical instruments. they are based, i think, out of the century, michigan. it is a positive note. there are also some negatives. i had my wages slashed, and education, by dollar an hour. that is not a positive and there is really no recourse. host: tie that into the president's three-day bus tour? caller: why doesn't he go through smaller communities like harbor springs, louis michigan, or maybe the tribal lands that you have in the county. it is a really -- the truth is it is most often very small factories that support communities like this. it is not just the big three. guest: -- host: it is also a tourist town. caller: it does not pay good wages. maybe for the businesses but not for the everyday person. everybody knows that. host: that was cafe. the president heads to martha's vineyard today for his vacation 3 comments from our facebook page. we will begin
affirmation about how they came to that decision. let's go to steve, a democrat in florida. caller: hello. host: we are listening. ller: i have two questions. you're referring to a lot of cutbacks on regulations for businesses. guest: yes. host: what if we cut the corporate income tax rate down to 14%, because most do not pay more than 40% anyway. -- 14% anyway. and as a counterbalance, repeal law that enables corporations to take their operations overseas? i heard the reason that ey do this is to prevent double taxation. but if a corporation is not providing jobs for americans, why would that be our problem? the other thing i wanted ask, when the market was going down yesterday, i was listening to a show where they were saying that a lot of people were taking their money out of stocks and purchasing u.s. treasuries because that was a good thing. and i will go offline to listen to your comments. guest: that is an excellent question. the united states corporate tax rate is the highest in the world right now. it was second-highest to japan, but in japan lowered its tax rate so we have the h
. now obama's in office, and you want to act like children. host: let's go to california. steve on our independent line. good morning. caller: yes, hi, good morning. host: hi there. caller: the biggest thing i'm concerned about is this new sub committee. some people are calling it the super congress, because, to me, it violates basic principles of democracy by putting so much power in this special gang of congress. the president made a quote on the huffington post i'd like to briefly read, he said, what is a super congress? we have an example of similar bodies. the bureau of the ussr. the bureau was made up of the top members of the central committee. it was responsible and its members subject to the committee. in reality, it was a self-perpetuating body that served as the executive branch of the soviet union and its decisions were forced upon as law. you wind up with this group of 12, and what is the purpose of the rest of them? i believe we need to look at this long-term procedural change that has been pushed through, and i hope you'll do a special show on it. it reminds me of a book
and their treatment. that's for later on though. >> steve adler, editor-in-chief of reuters. we do invest heavily in investigative journalism. >> how do you spell that? >> r-e-u-t-e-r-s. if we had four people active in social media, would this sound different? some of what is going on involves a major change in the way that information is being shared, disseminated, and thought about in the world today. some of the established viewpoints about how we did this response police probably not what is in the air now. i wonder if you could just comment on how our should be thinking about this. >> you are closer to that. it links up nicely with jeff's point about even president obama, who has been an avatar of transparency, once he has the mantle of commander in chief, you have to play his role and tighten up in ways that you can understand. he has a big burden on his shoulders to protect us. that is why he resolves things in a different way. congress does not have the responsibility as much as a singular person and then down the spectrum, you have 25-year- old people that are the least responsible in th
into the decision, gathering affirmation about how they came to that decision. let's go to steve, a democrat in florida. caller: hello. host: we are listening. caller: i have two questions. you're referring to a lot of cutbacks on regulations for businesses. guest: yes. host: what if we cut the corporate income tax rate down to 14%, because most do not pay more than 40% anyway. -- 14% anyway. and as a counterbalance, repeal law that enables corporations to take their operations overseas? i heard the reason that they do this is to prevent double taxation. but if a corporation is not providing jobs for americans, why would that be our problem? the other thing i wanted ask, when the market was going down yesterday, i was listening to a show where they were saying that a lot of people were taking their money out of stocks and purchasing u.s. treasuries because that was a good thing. and i will go offline to listen to your comments. guest: that is an excellent question. the united states corporate tax rate is the highest in the world right now. it was second-highest to japan, but in japan lowered
. this is steve, independent. you're on the air. caller: yes, i just wanted to make the comments, i think the recovery will come from jobs. host: but how do you stimulate jobs, steve? caller: well, what they tried to do around detroit, a lot of autoworkers were being laid off. they had government programs that were giving them training in other fields of heating and air conditioning and things like that. i know a lot of people -- i totally believe in the free market system, but i think there's a lot of programs that the government could put out in the major metropolis cities or whatever that would help the unemployed people that don't have the skills to get certain jobs to help them along, to get skills. because with school being college and that being so expensive these days and things like that, i would do that. i would say medicare part b, i don't like that, because they're talking about cuts. i would actually get rid of that. i know bush signed that in, and that helps the drug companies. since they can't negotiate prices, i think that's kind of crazy. congress and the house, they actu
was hosted by boston college's center for retirement research. >> it's time to get started. steve, sit, please. [laughter] i again have the honor of introducing the speakers. we are extremely fortunate to have charles blahouse, the current public trustees of the so security and medicare systems. for three years, these slots remain vacant. fortunately for all those, bob and chuck have been selected. bob was the director of the congressional budget office and is now president of the urban institute. chuck started in a strange direction as a ph.d. and computational quantum chemistry from berkeley, but then on the butl and president' bush's economic council and is now a research fellow at the hoover institution. they were chosen for their experience, their policy in sight, and their many talents, not the least of which is the rare ability to command respect across the policy spectrum. chuck is going to talk about social security. bob will talk about medicare. they are delighted to take questions at the end of their remarks. so let's welcome them here today. [applause] >> thank you for the
congressman, congressman steve king. [applause] ♪ >> thank you. thank you all very, very, very much. you're a great crowd tie. you ever a big crowd today, and there's still cars coming in the platte. -- in the parking lot. it looks about like iowa state, iowa instead of the straw poll. you're sending a message to america. that message is we have a first chance to be able to give a boost to some candidates and give a recommendation to the rest of the country. this matters the first in the nation straw po. if the straw poll is effective and it is, you ever making it effective today, that means the caucus will also be effective. if we ever lost first in the nation a caucus, then it would be down to every man and every woman wouldn't have the opportunity to be president of the united states again. it was the person with the deepest pockets. the campaign that could paint a shaking their hand and -- this is important. when i was a young boy, i remember asking my father, dad, could you be president? and he looked at me and said, i supposed if i wanted to be. i want that always to be the case. f
a congressman on there by the name of tim ryan and he is a democrat from ohio. i am end steve collins the district. he a representative from tennessee. i'm a disabled veteran and i served in the marine corps almost 10 years. they are cutting veterans' benefits like crazy. they're doing everything in their power to disable all of us, the lower class people because i consider myself lower class. the little money that we are getting through our benefits are not enough with the rising prices of groceries and everything. where is the black caucus and the hispanic caucus? if they don't vote no for this thing now, i don't know how i will vote for the president. host: we heard from congressman cleaver yesterday. he referred to this in his words as a satan sandwich. caller: tim ryan, nancy pelosi speak to our president. this is ridiculous. there is no increase in the taxes. they are not trying to get taxes or anything. they are trying to destroy our country. host: that debate is over because this is the agreement on the table. caller: the democrats have not voted for this. please don't vote, d
that i think we have just seen steve jobs step down as ceo of apple to become chairman. he was the only person i have ever known that has ever been able to actually merge the world's completely reject completely. ure that he and the company will continue to weld in the future. from my perspective, that is the perfect example of the union we should see in the future. and from my perspective again, this is the first time the lecture has been given by someone not employed and television broadcasting or production. and i am not sure whether that means the bar has been raised or lowered, but i will do my best it is an honor to be here. as an outsider james murdoch described himself as a crazy relative everyone is embarrassed by. i wonder what he would say now. [applause] if james is the family outcast, i am not sure what that makes me. and by the cheek in the corner? and my the alien species? and by t ? am ith the android? have google toto look this step up? i am back. [laughter] it is very kind of you to think of me. i am very committed to google. all that has changed now is that larry has
to thank in particular, your cdo steve is here -- ceo steve is here. one of the finest senators in the country, carl levin is in the house. [applause] so i just had a chance to see what you are doing in this plant. it is very impressive. elizabeth was giving me the door and she was very patient with me. i think i understood about half of what she said. [laughter] at a time when americans are really focused on our economy, when americans are asking about what is our path forward, all of you at johnson controls are providing a powerful answer. this is one of the most advanced factories in the world. you are helping america lead in a growing new industry. you are showing us how we can come back from the worst recession we have had in generations and start making things here in america that are sold all over the world. and that is why i am here today. i said it before, i will say it again. you cannot bet against the american worker. [applause] do not best -- bet against american ingenuity. [applause] the reason a plant like this exists is because we are a country of unmatched freedo
with our guest, steve. we were speaking about this "usa today" article. some could be stepping aside in the coming days. what happens to the nato effort? guest: there is not a next step, because they are still trying to resolve the issue of the incumbent leadership, which is muammar gaddafi. there has been an unbelievable fiasco about the reports of his son been taken into custody and now released. it has created a lot of doubt in the first steps of the national transition council. i think there will be ongoing scrimmages of gaddafi loyalists. the big step is for nato, and france, britain, and the united states to offer assistance as needed but give the transitional council an opportunity to organize itself and take into account the people of the revolution. we have just seen in the last few days a new contingent out of the mountains come down. everyone is saying the big change is what nato did. what really is the big change is a lot more libyan villages became part of the action. they have not been part of the political equation thus far. host: they may not have respect for this nat
project. host: steve, ill., democratic line. caller: i want to just let you know. i'm going to be voting for president obama. host: you think the deal helps the president? caller: yes, i do. host: mike, dover, ohio. caller: i would like to welcome everyone from dover, ohio. i fail to understand why iowa has a big importance as been the first caucus or whatever. my understanding is they have a straw poll, a caucus, and a primary later. the straw poll and the caucus are strictly people that have been paid to show up. they are given transportation and whatever. host: mi glover, a little clarification there? guest: the straw poll is an event where candidates do bus people to the straw poll to vote for them. they pass out tickets. so, it is a competition. who can turn out people to show off at a particular place, at a particular night, to vote for a particular candidate? the reason i like is first is because history, tradition, by what is a place where you have to come and talk to real people. you have to go out ancampaign. you cannot just throw a bunch of money at things. it is a flawed proc
. this is about half an hour. >> please, have a seat. hello. steve is here. carl levin is here. ideas had a chance to see what you guys are doing. it is very impressive. elizabeth was very patient for me. in a time when they are rightly focused on their economy. all of you are providing a powerful answer. this is one of the most advanced factories in the world. we're coming back from the worst recession we have had in generations. this is why in here today. you cannot bet against the american worker. do not bet on american ingenuity. the reason this exist is because we are a country of unmatched freedom. this is what we are home to the world's most cinnamic in successful businesses. even in these of the gulf times, there's not a single country on earth that would not trade places with us, not one. we have to remember that. we face some tough challenges. you know what they are. you live them every day. in your communities, your families. to many people are out of work. growing again since this started, is not growing fast enough. of what we are facing has to do beyond our control. it is hit with th
have access on our smartphone steve social media. we have seen a number of instances where use gangs have organized themselves by facebook and twitter, and local authorities are figuring out how to grapple with that, and the question is should restrictions be put on access to services in times of public safety situations? how do you feel about that? we'll put the c-span phone number is on the screen, and we will also invite you to use social media to join us. we will put your questions on the table. you mention that other localities are grappling with that. are there other instances you could site? guest: we have not seen the system-wide shut down the bart undertook, but cities are considering them, especially as th hurricane irene coming to the east coast, what to do to make sure these networks are clear and not used for nefarious purposes. both new york city and washington have discussed how they might use or shut down parts of the cell phone network to prevent imminent attacks. this is clearly on the table. the fact that they were able to do it so quickly shows the are plans in pl
, a republican line, steve. caller: i have a question. why does the united states thinkhey are the peacemakers of the world, when the real problem is that we spend millions and millions of dollars to invade in other countries where we have no business being there. guest: there are responsibilities that come with being the united states. those, because we are powerful, we are economically under noal contortions usually fairly strong. responsibilities in the rest of the world have been with the united states for a long time. i am completely sympathetic to the caller at the same time in the previous ones,oncerned about the amount of money spent. we have to think about what we do abroad, not only in terms of spending money, but in terms of the engagement, which is somewhat ctly. we have to seek aid but also in terms of diplomatic engagement, governmental and a citizen engagement that is relatively cheap. host: two questions from twitter. guest: the first answer is we simply do not know. there is no way to tell. serious elections have never been held. the answer to the second question is they are a
to the life and legacy of dr. martin luther king jr. amen and amen. >> thank you very much. steve gersky is a member of the board of the martin luther king memorial foundation. >> on behalf of the board of directors of the martin luther king memorial foundation, welcome. as i watched the today show this morning, they reported on the words that the merriam- webster dictionary people had added to the dictionary, like fist bump and bromance. bromance is the word that best describes our relationship with gary johnson. -- harry johnson. sunday, when you visit the memorial, we hope you will see the definition of breathtaking. although we see dr. martin luther king as a person who spoke for people of color, i see him as someone who spoke for everyone. i was only 8 years old when i stood on the steps of the lincoln memorial and heard him speak. all of us, including this kid from brooklyn, have been molded by the teachings of dr. martin luther king. the dream is among us, hope for something better. the great among us seized the opportunity to take the actions necessary to make their dreams and th
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